The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the southwest monsoon, locally called "habagat," remains the prevailing weather system in the country in the next few days.
In its weekly weather outlook issued on Friday, July 30, PAGASA said the southwest monsoon may bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, and Oriental Mindoro until Sunday, Aug. 1.
The rest of the country can expect generally fair weather conditions apart from isolated rain showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening.
By Monday until Tuesday, Aug. 2-3, PAGASA said the southwest monsoon will likely prevail over Luzon and Visayas.
Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Zambales, and Bataan will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have generally fair weather except for some isolated afternoon or evening rain showers or thunderstorms.
By Wednesday until Friday, Aug. 4-6, the southwest monsoon may prevail over Luzon.
PAGASA said that Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms during this period.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will still have generally fair weather but with a high chance of isolated afternoon or evening rain showers or thunderstorms
PAGASA said there is a slim chance of tropical cyclone development during the forecast period.